(The Bakery, where I buy my fabric goodies)There's been more to life lately than just makin' stuff in my workshop, but before I let them slip by, I wanted to post about two fun projects I made. I love quick-ish projects and these were fairly easy to do. OnlyDaughter found a grouping of 12 free handbag patterns on Pinterest and the pocket tote caught my eye. We went to The Bakery, our local and wonderful fabric store, to get the goods. You've heard me talk about it and I even gave you a tour of it here, so if you care to walk in a look around, you can. We girls found a fun laminated fabric for the outside of the bag and gray chevron lining for the inside of the bag. We used a charcoal gray trim for the edges and strap. The tutorial for the DIY pocket handbag is found at Flamingo Toes. It's a great little blog for sewing projects and tutorials. OnlyDaughter likes her new, plenty-o-pockets, summer tote.
The next project on my crafty to-do list was this Patriotic Wreath, another Pinterest find by OnlyDaughter. The wreath base is a pool noodle that is taped together with packing tape and then wrapped with torn blue jeans. The flowers are made with denim and red and white fabric scraps I had. It's all hot glue gun work so that made it pretty simple to make. I added some denim flowers to my wreath which weren't a part of the original "recipe" but I liked them. Here's a link for some denim flowers to try. My flowers are smaller than this tutorial's. This wreath should take our front door all the way through summer. What kinds of creative projects are you working on?